Cancer-Stricken IE Boy Receives Surprise Memorial Day Visit

Eight-year-old Odie Garcia is battling lymphoma. He dreams of one day becoming a law enforcement officer.

By Samia Khan
|  Tuesday, May 27, 2014  |  Updated 5:56 AM PDT
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Cancer-Stricken Boy Receives Surprise Visit

San Bernardino Sheriff and deputies made a surprise visit to the home of Odie Garcia, an 8-year-old boy who is battling lymphoma.

It was a memorable Memorial Day for an Inland Empire boy battling cancer.

San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon and several other deputies made a surprise visit Monday to the home of Odie Garcia, an 8-year-old who is fighting lymphoma and dreams of one day becoming a law enforcement officer.

Odie was given a ride in a patrol car and showered with gifts, including a department baseball signed by Sheriff McMahon and the deputies in attendance.

The visit was arranged by the Debbie Chisholm Foundation, a law enforcement-based charity that grants wishes for children who are seriously ill.

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